Jade Buddha Temple is located in Anyuan Road, north of Shanghai City. First constructed in 1918AD, it is a Song Dynasty Style temple. Inside the temple there stands three main Buddha Halls along the axis line in the middle. A hall consecrating a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tons) and a smaller reclining Buddha representing Buddha’s death are situated next to the main hall. In the first day, fifth day or some Buddhist days in lunar calendar Jade Buddha temple will be filled with thousands of believers and fog. Jade Buddha Temple stores and consecrate amount of classis Buddhist works, paintings and sculptures and a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore, and visitors may mistake this larger sculpture for the original, smaller piece.  

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The Jade Buddha Temple is a very ancient monastery, so the ticket price is relatively higher than common temples. On entering the main hall, visitors first will burn incenses available in various designs for your selection to worship the Buddha, and then go upstairs to pay respect to the figure of the jade Buddha. At the back of the temple there is a pool full of carps in different sizes, visitors can feed them here. In addition, visitors can have delicious noodles in the vegetarian restaurant near the pool. The first and the fifteenth day of a month according to the lunar calendar, people come to the temple in swarms.

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The City of Shanghai is located in the front part of the Yangtze River delta, so it belongs to typical subtropical maritime monsoon climate. There are four distinct seasons with enough rainfall from May to September.

The hottest time in Shanghai is July and August when the temperature will exceed 35℃ for about ten days. The coldest time is from the last ten-day period of January to the beginning of February, though there is no sign of snow, the wet cold air and freezing north wind is terrible. So pay attention to protect yourself from cold. From the middle ten-day period of June to the first ten-day period of July, it is the plum rain season. From the end of August to the September Shanghai comes to the typhoon season. Please bear in mind to take an umbrella with you. The modernization and prosperity of Shanghai attract numerous tourists from all over the world every year. In spring, you can go to the suburbs for an outing, admiring the beautiful willow trees and peach blossoms. Besides, autumn is the best time for having steamed crab which is well-known for its tasty flavor. It’s worth noting that around Tomb Sweeping Day, people in Shanghai are busy going out to pay respects to their deceased kinsfolk, therefore, the traffic to the cities neighboring Shanghai endures great tension. Try to avoid visiting Shanghai during Golden Week period due to the crowdedness and traffic control.

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Visitors can choose the route he likes because there aren’t many attractions except the temple.

Jade Buddha Temple Ticket: Open hours: 8:00am —16:30 8:00am —17:30 (on the first and the fifteenth day every month according to the lunar calendar) Ticket price: 20 yuan (10 yuan on the first and the fifteenth day every month according to the lunar calendar) Pay extra 10 yuan to have a look at the Jade Buddha. How to go to Jade Buddha Temple: Address: No.999# Jiangning Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, China Tel: 021-62665596 By bus: Take Bus No.13, 19, 24, 36, 54, 63, 68, 76, 105, 106, 112, 113, 138, 206, 223, 506, 516, 550, 563, 738, 768, 830, 837, 866, 922 to Anyuan Road station, then you can arrived at the temple.

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